Ramses the Great had 8 official wives and nearly 100 concubines. He was over 90 years old when he died in 1212 BC. He is one of the most popular candidates as the Pharaoh of the Exodus. In 1974 his mummy’s condition was rapidly deteriorating and it was flown to Paris Continue Reading
In order to stop flies from landing on him, Pharaoh Pepi II Neferkare of Egypt always had several naked slaves nearby whose bodies were smeared with honey.
Although she is perhaps one of the most famous figures of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was not actually Egyptian. She was born in Alexandria (named after Alexander the Great), and was descended from Ptolemy I. Ptolemy was Macedonian Greek and a general under Alexander the Great. Following the death of Alexander Continue Reading
With the exception of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the days of the week are named after Norse Gods: Sunday Old English Sunnandæg meaning “Sun’s day”. Monday Old English Mōnandæg meaning “Moon’s day”. Tuesday Old English Tīwesdæg meaning “Tiw’s day”. Tiw (Týr in Norse) is a one-handed god associated with law and heroic glory. Continue Reading